DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/15/2014    Duedate: 05/28/2014

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-698

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JELLY BELLY
SHEWISH CANDY (448)
(38-5063) [18-9-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JELLY BELLY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEWISH CANDY (448)            
(38-5063) [18-9-0,93]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JELLY BELLY                    SOLDILLIA VRO
SHEWISH CANDY (448)            JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-5063) [18-9-0,93]          (38-5102) [13-6-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIRE DECK (394)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOUL WARRIORS (159)         56
2. FIRE DECK (394)             28      BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             23      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)     5
5. ONE TOO MANY (450)           4      THE ALTERNATIVE (195)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)  60  38  2 61.2   1/ 1 FIRE DECK (394)          10  4 0
 2/ 2 SOUL WARRIORS (159)      346 275 14 55.7   2/ 2 ONE TOO MANY (450)        8  7 1
 3/ 3 FIRE DECK (394)           61  52  2 54.0   3/ 5 SOUL WARRIORS (159)       5  4 1
 4/ 4 ONE TOO MANY (450)        44  42  7 51.2   4/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           4 10 0
 5/ 6 SHEWISH CANDY (448)       18  23  0 43.9   5/ 4 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)  3  3 0
 6/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          813 %1042 20 43.8   6/ 6 SHEWISH CANDY (448)       2  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): OOZING MY MIND of U PAY I SLAY 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): THE BELL of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BLACK DEATH of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): ALBERT KING of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): GENFUL of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HASTIGHET of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): HAMMER FINGER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): MONTEREY JACK of ALL JACKED UP II (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): CARLESS BEAR of DARSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr,)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): MACINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): THE HOLY LEGION (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): BASH BROS ROADSIDE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): LEGIONAIRE of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 756): FLAPJACK of SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           ATHELAS of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HILLARY of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
               (turn 741): KRAKO of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 742): BARRACUDAFED of ANIMAL PHARM (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 584): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon CLIFFHOME, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for STRINGS, who pummelled THE 
USEROUS MERCHANT, to pocket 19 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
ENOCH was winsome, after beating TAXES and seeing him lose 15 points.  Duelmaster 
ENTEI from FIRE DECK is going for the gold, as he challenged BASH BROS CHILDREN's 
SICK DAYS.  Ooh, the excitement!  ENTEI successfully staved off a grab for the roses 
by SICK DAYS of BASH BROS CHILDREN.  Does CLIFFHOME have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of FIRE DECK should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, BASH BROS CHILDREN scurried away from FIRE DECK.  Oh, the shame!  
If challenges were horses, SOLDILLIA VRO could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  CLIFFHOME, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Choking Ogre.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JELLY BELLY 5063             18   9  0    93       SHEWISH CANDY (448)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SICK DAYS 5070               13  11  0    92       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDILLIA VRO 5102           13   6  0    87       JINDA-BAN (198)
 DEFIANCE 5074                 9   1  2    86       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
 VORONSAL MAUR 5068           18  13  0    81       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TORKOAL 4608                  8   8  0    73       FIRE DECK (394)
 BLAZIKEN 4726                 7   1  0    70       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASH 3277                     13  11  1    66       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 ENOCH 3242                   12  13  0    63       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 BAD IDEAS 5109                8   5  0    63       ONE TOO MANY (450)
 SHOTS 5088                   10   8  2    60       ONE TOO MANY (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENDARLIN VORO 5059          10  25  0    55       JINDA-BAN (198)
 STRINGS 5132                  4   1  1    49       ONE TOO MANY (450)
 TACOS 5091                    9   9  1    47       ONE TOO MANY (450)
 CLEMENTINE 5100               5   4  2    47       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 TAXES 5133                    4   1  1    41       ONE TOO MANY (450)
-BEDTIME 5072                  8  16  0    40       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGCARGO 5137                 2   0  0    31       FIRE DECK (394)
-UNFORTUNATE RAKE 5111         3   0  1    28       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYNDAQUIL 5134                2   1  0    20       FIRE DECK (394)
 DEMORIN SAI 5135              1   3  0     6       JINDA-BAN (198)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALNORISEN TOREN 5130    3  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198        TAXES 5133            694  NOT REVENGED
LEEANIRA VORO 5136      1  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198        UNFORTUNATE RAKE 5111 697   
BAG O DONUTS 5145       0  1 0 SOUL WARRIORS 159    ARENAMASTER ERLY      698  NONE
JOJEN 5118              3  2 0 SOUL WARRIORS 159    STRINGS 5132          697   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mendarlin Voro -- Sorry about that challenge on Turn 697, Boss made
a mistake, it was supposed to have been from Strings.  Upside is it
didn't come from him and we now have one less aimer running around.
-- Shots

Soul Warriors -- Sorry about Jojen.  Do me a favor and kill Strings
in the bloodfeud.  It'll save me a DA in a few turns. -- O.T.M.

Soldillia Vro - Have a turned a corner on my career and am suddenly able 
to beat you?!?  I sure hope so.  It will make achieving Assur's and my 
goals much easier - Sick Days

Ash - Tough break, matching with me on your first turn back - Defiance

Soul Warriors - Welcome Back - Assur
Entei -- Good riddance!  I mean, uh, congrats on the invite. -- Jelly Belly
Personals for dm 38

One-four and a death.  Not good.  Maybe we need to practice more? -- 
Voronsal Maur

Our congratulations to Entei. -- Jorja and Jinda-Ban

We salute the tourney participants, with special notice to Bob, 
Eternal, Champion of Primus, and Mr. Gherkin's Merkin, victor in the Champions.  Is
there a message in this, such as that our best warriors are gone?  Or maybe the
current ones just need more training. -- Jorja and company

Sick Days -- Ugh, you got me when my biorhythms were all low. -- Soldillia Vro

Shots -- Actually, it was probably the vodka chasers that reall got to me. --
Mendarlin Voro

Tacos -- Forget that, I really LIKE tacos.  Home-made, hot and cheesy, beef tacos.
Yeah. -- Voronsal Maur

Unfortunate Rake -- "Unfortunate"?  I think it was more like "Cursed," with me
getting the curse. -- Ghost of Leeanira Voro

Magcargo -- I don't even know what you ARE. -- Demorin Sai

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAG O DONUTS was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENTEI bested SICK DAYS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
BLAZIKEN was viciously subdued by SOLDILLIA VRO in a 3 minute gory Challenge match.
JELLY BELLY won victory over TORKOAL in a popular 1 minute master's Title brawl.
SHOTS was overpowered by VORONSAL MAUR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEFIANCE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
TACOS was beaten by CLEMENTINE in a 1 minute brawl.
ENOCH handily defeated TAXES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ASH vanquished MENDARLIN VORO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BAD IDEAS vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STRINGS vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
CYNDAQUIL handily defeated DEMORIN SAI in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
MAGCARGO devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  15 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  3      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 698 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JELLY BELLY 5063           18   9  0   93 SHEWISH CANDY (448)
WALL OF STEEL    SOLDILLIA VRO 5102         13   6  0   87 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEFIANCE 5074               9   1  2   86 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
AIMED BLOW       BLAZIKEN 4726               7   1  0   70 FIRE DECK (394)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ASH 3277                   13  11  1   66 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
PARRY-LUNGE      BAD IDEAS 5109              8   5  0   63 ONE TOO MANY (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JELLY BELLY 5063.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SOLDILLIA VRO 5102.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEFIANCE 5074, 
STRINGS 5132, CYNDAQUIL 5134, JELLY BELLY 5063, CLEMENTINE 5100, ASH 3277, MAGCARGO 
5137, SICK DAYS 5070, BLAZIKEN 4726, and ENOCH 3242.

The least popular fighter this week was MENDARLIN VORO 5059.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAXES 5133, TACOS 5091, BAG O DONUTS 5145, BAD IDEAS 5109, 
VORONSAL MAUR 5068, SHOTS 5088, TORKOAL 4608, DEMORIN SAI 5135, ENOCH 3242, and 
BLAZIKEN 4726.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ENTEI (38-4591) FIRE DECK (394)

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All are 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat 
darker before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and 
spirited.  The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying 
warrior.  Even at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, else they are due by 9pm on 
Friday, at the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular 
tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three gladiators in 
each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters games.  Any special training 
required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters combat will be 
conducted before transfer into ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors could be 
yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!